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Sports quiz of the week: Golovkin v Alvarez, Osaka and footballers in tutus

The Guardian logo The Guardian 14/09/2018 Paul Campbell
Canelo Alvarez is fighting Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas again on Saturday night. © AFP/Getty Images Canelo Alvarez is fighting Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas again on Saturday night.

  1. RB Leipzig coach Ralf Ragnick has installed a “wheel of misfortune” to help determine how misbehaving players should be punished? Which of these forfeits is not on the wheel?

    1. Train in a tutu

    2. Work in the club shop

    3. Serve food in the canteen

    4. Buy gifts for the club’s employees

    5. Pay a fine

  2. Which of these statements about new US Open champion Naomi Osaka is false?

    1. She was only one year old when Serena Williams first won the US Open

    2. She has a 100% record against Serena Williams

    3. She was born in New York

    4. She is the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament

  3. Premier League leaders Liverpool face their toughest challenge of the season so far on Saturday, when they visit Tottenham. Liverpool struggled in recent away matches against their closest rivals. At which of these grounds did they pick up any points last season?

    1. The Etihad, Manchester City

    2. Old Trafford, Manchester United

    3. Wembley, Tottenham

    4. Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

    5. None of them

  4. What feat did Gavin Whyte achieve this week?

    1. He became the youngest cricketer to win the County Championship

    2. He scored with his first touch in international football

    3. He scored the first hat trick in Nations League history

    4. He became the first golfer from Belgium to be picked for the Ryder Cup

  5. Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez meet in Las Vegas on Saturday night for their long-awaited rematch 364 days after their controversial draw at the same venue. Who is the only boxer to have defeated either man in the professional ranks?

    1. Manny Pacquiao

    2. Bernard Hopkins

    3. Floyd Mayweather

    4. Amir Khan

  6. The teams are in for the 2018 Ryder Cup. Which US player is older than the Europe team captain?

    1. Tiger Woods

    2. Phil Mickelson

    3. Bryson DeChambeau

    4. Bubba Watson

  7. The Ryder Cup is being played in continental Europe for only the second time this year. France are hosts this year; which country hosted in 1997?

    1. Italy

    2. Spain

    3. Portugal

    4. Luxembourg

  8. George Weah played for Liberia against Nigeria aged 51 on Tuesday. What was his son Tim doing that day?

    1. Managing the Nigeria team

    2. Playing up front alongside his father

    3. Playing for USA against Mexico in Nashville

    4. Meeting Theresa May in his role as Liberia's economics minister

  9. What did Rikki Clarke do for the first time in 2002 and for the second time this week?

    1. He won a US Open doubles title

    2. He scored for Luxembourg against San Marino

    3. He won the County Championship with Surrey

    4. He raced in a Formula 1 grand prix

  10. What is remarkable about Surrey’s title winners?

    1. No one in their squad has ever played Test cricket for England

    2. They have not lost a game all season

    3. All of their players are under the age of 23

    4. They also won both the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast

Solutions

1:E - “Fines rarely do anything,” says Ragnick. “It hurts the players more, for example, if they have less free time – like three hours of work in the fan shop.”, 2:C - Osaka was born in Osaka, 3:E - They did, however, manage a 3-3 draw at the Emirates against Arsenal., 4:B - He scored a glorious goal for Northern Ireland as they trounced Israel at the cauldron of football that is Windsor Park., 5:C - Mayweather beat Álvarez on points in 2013. Golovkin has never lost., 6:B - Mickelson, at 48, is older than Europe captain Thomas Bjørn and just a few weeks younger than his own captain, Jim Furyk., 7:B - Seve Ballesteros led Europe to victory., 8:C - USA won 1-0., 9:C - The 36-year-old is nicknamed “Crouchy” – presumably because he’s 6ft 4in., 10:B - They have played 12, won 10, drawn two, and lost none.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week

  2. 2 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week

  3. 4 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week

  4. 3 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week

  5. 5 and above.

    A fine performance. Enjoy your weekend

  6. 6 and above.

    A fine performance. Enjoy your weekend

  7. 7 and above.

    You hero. Have a great weekend. You've earned it

  8. 8 and above.

    You hero. Have a great weekend. You've earned it

  9. 9 and above.

    You hero. Have a great weekend. You've earned it

  10. 0 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week

  11. 10 and above.

    Perfection. You hero. Have a great weekend. You've earned it

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